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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Dec 27, 2018 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Principles Of Adult Behavior

https://www.jambase.com/article/john-perry-barlow-25-principles-of-adult-behavior



Principles Of Adult Behavior
1. Be patient. No matter what.
2. Don’t bad-mouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him.
3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
4. Expand your sense of the possible.
5. Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
6. Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
7. Tolerate ambiguity.
8. Laugh at yourself frequently.
9. Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
10. Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
11. Give up blood sports.
12. Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
13. Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
15. Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
17. Praise at least as often as you disparage.
18. Admit your errors freely and soon.
19. Become less suspicious of joy.
20. Understand humility.
21. Remember that love forgives everything.
22. Foster dignity.
23. Live memorably.
24. Love yourself.
25. Endure.

Some ideas for the resolutions list for New Years
I like the pursuit of happiness though

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Poster: pdm59 Date: Dec 27, 2018 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

#8 is a big one for me.
As for #16, myself agrees with that also.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Dec 27, 2018 4:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

myself too

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 27, 2018 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

I agree with most

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Poster: Kate. Date: Dec 27, 2018 3:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

Forwarding the 25 to 45 who, except for the last entry, appears to be struggling categorically at the plate this season.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Dec 27, 2018 4:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

Batter Up

endure, endure, endure
until tomorrow. tomorrow. tomorrow

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Dec 28, 2018 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

#10 is the key to a happy life.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Dec 28, 2018 9:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

Okay and thanks. But like hell I'm giving up cockfighting.

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Poster: KoolToo Date: Dec 29, 2018 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

Happy New Years & Peace on Earth !

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 29, 2018 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

How about pissing contests? Har, har; actually, I didn't say anything earlier, as it doesn't fit in w the list, much less the holiday spirit, but my thought at seeing it (some yrs ago I think) was that it is highly redundant?

I just think if you can't get your advice tidbits down to 1-3 short and sweet declarations, you've lost your readership. That's what being a teacher and a coach for 40 yrs has taught me...

;)

This post was modified by William Tell on 2018-12-29 19:34:59

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Poster: Reade Date: Dec 30, 2018 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

I'm with the PM on this one. Long winding lists lose readership but also credibility. Live memorably? I get he was only 30 when he wrote it but never cleaning it up over the next 40? If one of these was 'Avoid the vague and insipid' it'd be tidier.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Dec 30, 2018 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

I respect his list as is, without criticism. It's his list. More goals to shoot for.
Although, I do agree that Moses gave us 15, Crash..., eh, 10 commandments and that Jesus said 2 were enough.
The priests said " Be nice."
"Hear the wise players, read the old prayers"
Incredible String Band

I don't hear any preaching in his songwriting though.
Hunter took a shot at it. Here's one I remember.
One Thing To Fly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_1f9JYGIuo



https://archive.org/post/247578/one-thing-to-try-possibly-lyrics-related-post







This post was modified by Vermoontains on 2018-12-30 22:56:46

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Poster: Reade Date: Dec 30, 2018 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

Love some of his song writing. Just a Little Light is a favorite. Did you read his memoir? Always wanted to know more about his falling out with Weir.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Dec 30, 2018 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Principles Of Adult Behavior

I like JaLL too. I never knew it was a JPB song , I just thought of it as a Brent song. I have not read his book or about Weir.
I read about Weir and Hunter . Something like. Hunter gave Weir the lyrics to US Blues. Bob put them in his pocket, washed his jeans and the lyrics were gone. Bob told Hunter he didn't really care for the song but asked if he could have the title for his song One More Saturday Night. I have friends like that too.
Could be Truth or Bologna though

I never saw this before now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=240&;v=G8Q7CgBxRI4